A tropical rainforest is set to be created in Dubai as part of a luxury housing development.
The Dubai Rainforest, described as an educational and cultural dome, will be housed within Damac Properties’ Akoya Oxygen master community and is slated to be completed ahead of Expo 2020.
It is designed to recreate the natural environment of rainforests, which cover 6 per cent of the world’s surface, said the developer.
“Dubai is known around the world for attracting the biggest and best and the Dubai Rainforest joins that list of unique attractions which will support the growth of the city,” said Ziad El Chaar, managing director of Damac Properties.
Visitors will be taken on a journey through the jungle, starting on ground level, before climbing up into the canopy as they learn about the habitat’s flora and fauna.
Those with a thrill for heights will be able to fly through the treetops on a zip wire or just relax in the Rainforest spa, the latter of which will offer hydrothermal treatments among rock pools and steam baths.
The Dubai Rainforest will sit adjacent to the Trump World Golf Clubhouse for residents and visitors to the Akoya by Damac community.